I combined afew challenges to make this layout, and I have to say Im really really happy with it... who would have thought confetti and triangles could be so inspiring?
I started with the Scrap Africa challenge for mid April - requirement is to use triangles, black and white photo/s and confetti. I chose this photo as it one of only a couple in black and white and decided I would also go with the "Guess who" theme over at Childs play challenge because the photo left me guessing who the other girl in the picture was (with my sister and I as kids) and got me thinking about childhood and all the people we meet and friends we lose along the way. I went looking for a sketch for inspiration and came across this one (shown below) from Scrapmuch. I went through my stash and stumbled on this gorgeous background paper ( I cant believe I bought it on sale not too long ago) and just had to use it as it went perfectly with the theme I wanted to portray. I added a cutout 'world' from a Birchcraft 'My holiday' paper and the other elements to satisfy the sketch, tossed on some confetti that I made using a star cut out punch and added some brads to satisfy the 'Brad Pitt - use brads' requirement at Red Carpet Studio Challenges. Unfortunately I was missing a letter or two in the right colour and had to wing it a little - my 's' made from two sixes has a bit of an ugly join, but no other colour worked so well!
Here is the sketch: